Hip

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The Hip

The hip joint, a crucial ball-and-socket joint connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis, plays a vital role in supporting body weight and enabling a wide range of movements like walking, running, and jumping. Its sturdy structure, reinforced by strong ligaments and cushioned by cartilage, is essential for maintaining stability and facilitating smooth motion in our daily activities. For specialised hip care, Dr Kau offers a range of services to help diagnose, treat, and restore optimal function to your hip joint.

Hip Conditions We Treat

Hip Treatments We Offer

Post-Procedure Hip Recovery

Effective recovery care is essential for successful healing post-hip surgery, involving meticulous medical guidance, strict adherence to prescribed regimens, and necessary lifestyle adjustments. Understand the nuances of the recovery process and access invaluable home care recommendations tailored for individuals undergoing hip surgery.

Schedule an Appointment Today, Early Diagnosis Can Prevent Further Complications

If you are currently experiencing knee pain and joint pain, and wish to seek treatment, contact our clinic to schedule an appointment. Seeking treatment early allows our doctor to appropriately diagnose and treat your knee condition, preventing potential further complications.

When To See A Hip Specialist

Persistent Hip Pain or Discomfort

If you experience persistent hip pain or discomfort that does not improve with rest or over-the-counter remedies, it may be time to see a hip specialist.

Limited Mobility and Function

If you notice a significant decrease in your hip's range of motion, difficulty walking, or a noticeable limp, it is advisable to consult a hip specialist.

Hip Injuries or Trauma

If you have recently experienced a hip injury, such as a fall, sports-related accident, or trauma, seek immediate medical attention from a hip specialist.

Get In Touch With Our Hip Specialist Today

If you are experiencing joint pain and suspect you may be suffering from conditions related to the knee, hip, shoulder, spine, foot, ankle, elbow, wrist, or hand – allow Dr. Kau to set you on the path toward recovery. Our orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Kau Chung Yuan is experienced in treating patients of all ages with varying orthopaedic conditions. You should not have to be in pain, make
your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The first sign of hip problems can vary depending on the specific condition or injury. However, one common early sign is hip pain or discomfort. This pain may be localised in the hip joint or radiate to the groin, thigh, or buttocks. It can range from a dull ache to sharp, intense pain. Other early signs may include stiffness, difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected hip, limited range of motion, or a clicking or popping sensation in the hip joint.

Minor strains or overuse injuries may improve with rest, self-care measures, and gentle stretching or exercises. However, it is important to note that persistent or worsening hip pain should not be ignored, as it may indicate a more serious condition that requires medical attention. Certain hip problems, such as osteoarthritis, labral tears, or hip impingement, typically do not resolve on their own and may require targeted treatment from a healthcare professional or a hip specialist.

Serious hip pain is characterised by its intensity, duration, and impact on mobility and function. If the pain is severe, sharp, persistent, or if it worsens over time, it may be a cause for concern. Difficulty in bearing weight on the affected hip, limited range of motion, or an inability to perform daily activities are indicators of a potentially serious problem.

Minor hip injuries can be healed without surgery through resting and modifying activities to avoid aggravating the hip. Engaging in physical therapy can strengthen hip muscles and improve flexibility. Patients can also manage pain with medications, utilise assistive devices for support, and make lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight to improve hip injuries.

According to MOH’s fee guideline, a total hip replacement surgery costs an average of $40,000 at a private hospital. This fee is calculated before deducting your personal insurance plans (Integrated Shield Plans, Medishield Life) and MediSave payouts. Dr Kau is on the panel for most major local insurers.

Insurance Partners

We collaborate with most major insurance partners in Singapore to ensure our patients’ peace of mind in their treatment journey. We understand the importance of financial considerations and offer assistance and financing information to our patients. Please reach out to our staff and we will be happy to provide you with the information you require.

Patient Journey With Dr Kau

Consultation

During the initial consultation, Dr Kau will evaluate your medical history, assess your condition and advise you on the next course of action.

Investigation

After consultation, Dr Kau will decide which tests are needed. Most conditions will benefit from an X-ray of the affected region to aid in your diagnosis.

Treatment

After diagnosis, Dr Kau will recommend a personalised non-invasive or surgical treatment plan, depending on your condition.

Dr Kau Chung Yuan: Hip Specialist In Singapore

Dr Kau is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience and a subspecialty interest in hip surgery. He is experienced in trauma and fracture management, sports injuries, and joint replacement surgery. For patients suffering from hip conditions, Dr Kau offers hip replacement surgery and is skilled in robotic assisted surgery. Make an appointment with Dr Kau for a consultation and a personalised hip treatment plan.

Patient Feedbacks

Dr Kau was very careful and explained clearly the surgery procedures. After surgery, the care while I was in hospital was closely monitored and he even came during weekends! The hip so far has recovered and healed. His ‘predictions’ of when what can happen are so accurate. Trust him.

Ming Lee Chua

Dr. Kau is an exemplary doctor who is experienced in his field and is very patient with his patients. He walked me through the details of my knee condition and addressed all my concerns. Thanks to Dr. Kau, I had a better understanding of my ACL and MCL injury and the various treatment options available. His advice and treatment have been very valuable to me.

Ethan Chan

I had a very successful total hip replacement done by Dr Kau 4 years ago. 4 months after the operation I was back walking, cycling and swimming. The beautiful job gave me much confidence Dr Kau is most professional and has such great doctor patient communication.

Teo Pek Suan Diana

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